Great Decisions 2014 | Topic 4
Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region?
The aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. How have the countries in the Maghreb reacted, including Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began? Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region?
Veteran reporter Robin Wright goes to Egypt and Tunisia, home to a region-wide rebellion against long standing autocrats. She describes these events through the words of the very people living through it.
Shahrough Akhavi on way in which the sacred and secular compete for political prominence in the Middle East.
How religion and politics interact in the Middle East and North Africa.
Provides a sympathetic view of political Islam as it confronts the authoritarian state in the Middle East and North Africa.
M. Stephen Fish provides detailed quantitative data to demonstrate that Muslims are no different than other religious groups.
Descriptive account of Arab Spring revolutions with focus on North Africa.
Comprehensive review of those countries that experienced the Arab Spring.